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MacPherson, John, c1820-1885 (Iain Pearson | cottar | Kentangaval | Isle of Barra)


Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Charm entitled 'Eolas Beum Sula', December 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/11
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas Beum Sula' collected from Iain Pearson [John Pearson or MacPherson], cottar, Ceanntangbhal, Barraidh [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraidh/Barra] beginning 'Dhianeinsa duitsa eolas eir suil'. A note in the margin reads 'Trans[cribed]', indicating that the charm was transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: December 1870

Charm entitled 'Eolas Gradhaich', 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/92
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas Gradhaich' collected from John Pearson [John MacPherson], cottar, Ceanntangaval [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Cha'n eolas gradhaich dhuit, Ach uisge thra na thop (chop?)'.'
Dates: 24 September 1872

Charm entitled 'Eolas Sgeith Featha', 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/98
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas Sgeith Featha' [Eòlas Sgiucha Feithe, Charm for a Bursting Vein or Eòlas Fiollan Fionn, Charm for Fleshworm] probably collected from Iain Pearson [John MacPherson, cottar, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The charm is composed of six lines and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 24 September 1872

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872

List of four prayers or charms with details about where, when and from whom they were collected, c1893

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g/6
Scope and Contents List of four prayers or charms with details about where, when and from whom they were collected, the items being 'Urnuigh Chadail', 'Eolas an Tairbhin', 'Eolas Beum Sula' and 'Marking the Lamb'.
Dates: c1893

Note about Tunga and native Barra people, 24 September 1972

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/97
Scope and Contents Note about Tunga stating that it was built of masonry and that the MacNeils killed 'all the natives' [of Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The last of these people was a man called Gillios who 'had the nature of the sitheachs & used to run into the holes like rabbits'.
Dates: 24 September 1972

Saying beginning 'Tha mi nithe leine', 23 March 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/7
Scope and Contents Saying probably collected from John Pearson or MacPherson, Ceanntangbhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'Tha mi nithe leine Maruari', which the Luideag is supposed to have said as she was carried towards the village by Coinneach nan Tarbh. The text has been scored through in ink.
Dates: 23 March 1871

Song entitled 'Duan an Domhnaich', 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/108
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan an Domhnaich' [Hymn of the Sunday] collected from John Pearson, cottar, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'Domhnach neamhai neul nan gradh mo chri am chombarst saor'. The note preceding the song reads 'His great grandfather bro[ugh]t from Ireland where he had been at school'. Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 24 September 1872

Song entitled 'Gillean Gealu' and accompanying note, 2 December 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/10
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Gillean Gealu' [Baby Boy] collected from Iain Pearson [John MacPherson], cottar, Ceantangbhal, Barraidh [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] beginning 'Giullan gealu gealu gealu, Giullan gealu tiondaigh a nall'. There are annotations to the song including an English translation of the third verse and a note about the 'Ailpeinich' and 'Macinnons'. Carmichael notes 'Copy of this sent to Mrs Rhys London for her collection of lullabys of all counties.'
Dates: 2 December 1870

Song entitled 'Oran Sith', 23 March 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/4
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Sith' [Fairy Song] collected from John Pearson [or John MacPherson], Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, beginning 'M'fheadan us m eoin us m uighean, Mo leanaban beag ban m bru'. The song is composed of eight lines and has been scored through in ink. The title has been written a second time in ink and there is one annotation.
Dates: 23 March 1871